Banana Walnut Bread

January 23, 2021
A delicious cake, perfect for any occasion and great for using up over ripe bananas.
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 50 mins
Serves 6-8

This one is more of a cake but a definite favourite at our house. It’s from Odlum’s and results in a delicious loaf and a great way to use up bananas that are over ripe.



1. Preheat oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas 3. Lightly grease and base line a 900g/2lb loaf tin.
2. Put the butter, sugar, eggs, mashed banana and vanilla essence into a bowl and beat well.
3. Add the flour and stir into the mixture. Remove about 2 tablespoon of chopped walnuts from the packet (for the top!) and mix remainder into the mixture.
4. Transfer to the prepared tin, scatter the reserved walnuts on top and bake in a central oven position for about 50 minutes until well risen and a knife gently pressed into the bread comes out clean.
5. Allow to rest in tin for about 10 minutes then turn onto a wire tray to cool.
6. When cold wrap in greaseproof paper and tinfoil.


Slice the loaf and wrap well and freeze so you have handy treats, serving size in the freezer,



225g Self raising flour
125g Butter, softened
125g Light muscovado sugar
2 Ripe bananas, mashed
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla extract
80g Chopped Walnuts

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